@2019 Lorah Haskins

James Scheider
Guitar, Piano, Voice, Acting

James Scheider is an actor, singer, and musician currently residing in Manhattan. 

He recently originated the role of George Spencer in a new Off-Broadway musical, Evening-1910 at Axis Theatre Company.  

He made his Broadway debut understudying Tony winner Levi Kreis as  Jerry Lee Lewis in the original Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet.  He played the role of Jerry Lee in the Chicago cast of MDQ and on the 1st National Tour, in addition to originating the role at Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in 2006.  Regional credits include: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Mary Poppins (Bert), Flat Rock Playhouse: The Cotton Patch Gospel (Matthew) Village Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), 42nd St. (Billy Lawlor),  Aida, The Who’s Tommy (Hawker US). 5th Avenue Theatre: White Christmas (Phil US), Hello Dolly!, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Joel/Gideon US), and Mame! He is also a founding member of the folk rock band, The Ol’ So and So’s, as well as his solo project, Shades of Grey.  James has been a proud AEA member since 2008.

  • Studied at the University of Washington

  • Performed worldwide with the USO Show

  • Original Broadway Cast/First National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet

  • 12 years teaching experience